Lithuanian beauty industry startup Watalook raises $1 mln

Vilnius-based booking app for beauty industry, Watalook, said it has raised $1 million for its U.S. expansion from a pre-seed funding round which was co-led by Startup Wise Guys, Crosspring, Launchpad Capital, and angel investors.

Watalook provides client self-booking, calendar that fills in the free time gaps first, sends automated text message updates and reminders for appointments, collects client data and provides data on revenue, appointments frequency, cancellations or no-shows, etc.

“The data shows that the number of beauty professionals trusting Watalook digital assistant to manage their beauty businesses grows by leaps and bounds. We see a steady over 30% month over month growth in the number of beauticians using Watalook, and consequently growing appointments booked through the platform by 34%,” said CEO and co-founder Klaudijus Ambrozas.

“We have seen remarkable growth of the company since we did our first investment almost a year ago,“ said Jone Vaituleviciute, Partner at Startup Wise Guys.

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